Time for Spring Cleaning? Self-Storage Makes It Easier


Wednesday April 11, 2018

Although the weather shifts between seasons aren’t as dramatic in Texas as they are in other parts of the country, you still need to rotate seasonal clothing for your family, put away winter holiday decorations, and much more. While you know that spring cleaning is necessary, it’s also a big job. It’s a good idea to decide on your approach before you start.

ALL AT ONCE OR A LITTLE AT A TIME?

Before you tackle your spring cleaning job, assess how much time you have to devote to the project. If you have an entire weekend free and you can get other family members to help, you can get the job done quickly. If not, it’s still possible to finish your spring cleaning before the season gets too far underway. You just need to set aside a few hours each week and tackle one area at a time.

HERE’S WHAT WE RECOMMEND AT BIG TEX SELF STORAGE:

  • Go through each room in your home and decide what you can donate to charity, what needs to go in the garbage, and what you need to recycle. If you have limited free time, just focus on getting one room done per day. It will give you a great sense of accomplishment at the end of the week when you bring all of the bags to their respective places.
  • Clean each closet and only put back what you need to use in the spring and summer. By putting the rest into storage units, you will be able to easily access the things you need for the proper season.
  • Next, spend some time decluttering the common living areas. Separate what you find into boxes and decide what is and isn’t worth keeping and then decide what to donate, recycle, throw away, or put into storage. You may find that you have many sentimental items you want to hold onto that take up a lot of space. Self-storage is perfect for this situation and Big Tex has a range of perfect storage options to match your needs in Houston and The Woodlands.

Now that you have decluttered your home, consider giving it a good cleaning. Spring is the ideal time to tackle those once-a-year jobs like cleaning the drapes and deep cleaning the carpets. You can also repeat the above steps with your garage. If you have large equipment you know you won’t use for several months, consider putting it into storage to free up space.

HOW MUCH STORAGE SPACE DO YOU NEED

Cleaning and purging might be a lot of work, but it feels great to have an organized home. After identifying several items for self-storage, you need to decide how much storage space you need. 10 x 10 storageprovides you with 100 square feet of space and is our most popular option. This is the approximate equivalent of half of a one-car garage and will hold outdoor equipment, some furniture, mattresses, and approximately 12-15 boxes full of supplies. To decide if this is enough space for you, walk out to your own garage and visualize if everything you want to put into storage would fit into half of it.

If 10 x 10 isn’t large enough, consider 10 x 20 storage space. This is equivalent in size to a full one-car garage and will hold items such as large appliances, furniture, and business filing cabinets. We also have several other options available ranging from 5 x 5 to 10 x 30. If you need help determining which one is best for your needs, don’t hesitate to ask.

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